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  • You cannot let people take over federal property...at a certain point you have to do something

    02/10/2016 7:36:18 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 103 replies
    Jan 7, 2016 | Donald Trump
    "I think what I'd do, as president, is I would make a phone call to whoever, to the group," he said, adding later, "I'd talk to the leader. I would talk to him and I would say, 'You gotta get out -- come see me, but you gotta get out.'" "You cannot let people take over federal property," Mr. Trump said. "You can't, because once you do that, you don't have a government anymore. I think, frankly, they've been there too long." Mr. Trump said he wasn't necessarily suggesting a large-scale military action, but that "at a certain point you...
  • "I'll smash this b****'s computer': student publicly threatened classmate over Trump sticker

    02/10/2016 8:03:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 10, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    A student has been condemned online after threatening to smash a classmate's computer because it had a Donald Trump sticker on it. The man, identified online as Clifford Durand, a student at St John's University, New York, posted at 10am threatening to 'smash this b**ch's computer' if his message was retweeted 7,000 times. After the message went viral, attracting more than 20,000 shares as of Wednesday evening, Durand boasted about getting into a fight with the girl, who has yet to be identified.
  • GOP Shatters it's Turnout Record: Democrats Lag Behind

    02/10/2016 9:25:45 AM PST · by Wpin · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Republicans set a new turnout record Tuesday in New Hampshire’s primary, attracting more than a quarter of a million voters to the polls and offering evidence that most of the energy in the 2016 presidential race continues to be on the GOP side. Democrats saw a strong turnout, but their two-person race couldn’t recapture the magic of the 2008 battle between Hillary Clinton and then-candidate Barack Obama — a race that presaged Mr. Obama’s eventual cruise to victory in November.
  • Mastermind of 1981 Brinks robbery released from prison early

    02/10/2016 11:52:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    FIOS1 ^ | 2/10/16 | Christine Corrado
    Family of security officer slain by Mutulu Shakur say they were never notified of his release
  • Rev. Franklin Graham to Help Organize Wildlife Refuge Surrender

    02/10/2016 9:12:57 PM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/10/16
    Rev. Frankin Graham is meeting them in the morning to organize an organized surrender. FBI will not escalate tonight, they must come out with their hands up and will not be ‘taken down’ on the ground by police
  • MARCO RUBIO IN 2ND PLACE IN FLORIDA, NEW POLL FINDS (Jeb polls at 4% and in 5th place)

    02/10/2016 3:56:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 2/8/16 | Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster
    Donald Trump leads in Florida, but Marco Rubio is in second place, according to a new poll from Florida Southern College. The survey found Trump maintains the top spot in Florida among registered Republican voters with 27 percent. Rubio is in second with 20 percent, followed by Ted Cruz at 12 percent and Ben Carson at 6 percent. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is fifth with 4 percent, according to the survey.
  • Hidden Report: Mexico Remittances Total More Than Entire Mexican Oil Revenue

    02/10/2016 6:38:18 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    Remittances sent home by Mexicans working outside the country surpassed petroleum revenues in 2015 for the first time. There was a 4.75% increase in money sent from abroad, most of which comes from the U.S., to total US $24.8 billion last year, up from $23.6 billion in 2014, said the Bank of Mexico. An important factor in the increase in remittances is the jobs created by economic recovery in the U.S. Some 11 million Mexicans are believed to be living in the U.S. and many work in construction. Remittances, 97% of which are sent electronically, averaged $292 last year. We...
  • Ezra Klein IMPLOSION: "The rise of Donald Trump is a terrifying moment in American politics"

    02/10/2016 11:20:10 PM PST · by bryan999 · 70 replies
    "This, more than his ideology, is why Trump genuinely scares me. There are places where I think his instincts are an improvement on the Republican field. He seems more dovish than neoconservatives like Marco Rubio, and less dismissive of the social safety net than libertarians like Rand Paul. But those candidates are checked by institutions and incentives that hold no sway over Trump; his temperament is so immature, his narcissism so clear, his political base so unique, his reactions so strange, that I honestly have no idea what he would do - or what he wouldn't do."
  • Checking Cruz's climate science denial clangers [Left hits Cruz when Court blocks Obama's legacy]

    02/10/2016 11:13:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 10, 2016 | Graham Readfearn
    I have no clue how many climate science denial myths a Republican presidential candidate can fit onto the head of a pin, but given these zingers are generally huge it's probably not that many. But we do now have some clue how many myths one of those candidates, Senator Ted Cruz, can fit into an eight-minute diatribe. At least six. When asked about climate change at recent hustings, Cruz has been delivering a stock set of answers from the Little Book of Climate Change Denial (not a real book). At one such event in New Hampshire, the representative from Texas...
  • $15 minimum wage would create $6.5 billion for NYC economy, state report says

    02/10/2016 6:09:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 89 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 02/10/2016 | blenn bain
    Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would benefit 927,400 city workers and pump $6.5 billion into the city's economy, according to state Labor Department report released Wednesday. The report predicted that Gov. Cuomo’s proposal for a $15 minimum wage would boost wages for 2.3 million workers across the state and generate $15.7 billion for New York's economy through increased consumer spending. ... Release of the report came a day after state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Suffolk County), who has expressed reservations about Cuomo's plan, said Senate Republicans needed more information about the proposal's impact. A report produced...
  • Jeb Bush: Temporary Muslim Ban 'Horrific,' Illegal Immigration 'Act of Love'

    02/10/2016 3:20:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/10/16 | JOHN NOLTE
    Everything wrong with Jeb Bush can be summed up in his approach to border security and American sovereignty. As we all now know, the former Florida governor considers illegal immigration an "act of love" on the part of the illegal immigrant sneaking into America illegally. Wednesday morning on "Morning Joe," after barely getting out of New Hampshire alive, Bush repeatedly described frontrunner Donald Trump's proposed temporary ban on foreign Muslims as "horrific." You don't have to agree with the idea of Trump's temporary ban to see the benefits of such a thing, or why two-thirds of Republican voters in a...
  • Establishment Declares Jeb Bush Is Making a Comeback After He Spent $36 Million for 4th Place

    02/10/2016 12:07:11 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-10-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Can you believe this? One longtime Rubio supporter who backs Bush faulted Rubio’s campaign for the slip-up. He said they drove Rubio too hard and too long and he didn’t have enough sleep. In the days before New Hampshire primary, Rubio struggled to find his footing coming off as subdued and tired during some of his final campaign stops. Rubio also repeated himself, again, this time about family values in his last campaign rally in Nashua, N.H., before the primary. “It was the pace. He couldn’t keep up,” the source said. “And then they doubled-down on it – tripled and...
  • Gowdy: Trump Tapped Into Anger,But "Marco Is Our Best Chance To Win"

    02/10/2016 12:02:49 PM PST · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Rep. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said while Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has “tapped into a legitimate frustration and anger,” his opponent Sen. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is the GOP’s “best chance to win” in the general election.
  • Like It or Not, After New Hampshire, It’s a Two Man Race Between Trump and Cruz

    02/10/2016 11:50:54 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | February 10, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Since the modern primary system kicked in back in 76, no Republican has won without taking Iowa or New Hampshire. Since Cruz took Iowa and Trump was expected to take New Hampshire, that put Rubio in a difficult position.However, Rubio’s team had an answer for that: 3rd in IA, 2nd in NH and 1st in SC. It hadn’t been done that way on the Republican side, but that did seem like a plausible path to the nomination.Unfortunately, Rubio’s 5th place finish in NH means both Jeb and Kasich will stay in and split the establishment vote. It also means Rubio...
  • Student threatens to smash woman's laptop with Trump sticker

    02/10/2016 2:39:04 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 76 replies
    Daily News ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | DENIS SLATTERY
    A confrontation over a Trump sticker erupted on the Queens campus of St. John’s University Wednesday when a student threatened to smash a classmate's computer over her allegiance to the Donald. The anti-Trump student posted a photo to Twitter of a woman with a “Trump Make America Great Again” sticker on her laptop and asked his followers to share the image. “7000 retweets and i'll smash this b---h’s computer,” the student wrote in the post. The Trump supporter in the picture complained to the school’s public safety office, according to another student. A short time later the two ran into...
  • The Rise of Donald Trump is a Terrifying Moment (Libs literally quaking in their boots!)

    02/10/2016 11:46:49 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 85 replies
    Vox ^ | 2/10/2016 | Ezra Klein
    The Donald Trump phenomenon is a riotous union of candidate ego and voter id. America's most skilled political entertainer is putting on the greatest show we've ever seen. It's so fun to watch that it's easy to lose sight of how terrifying it really is. Trump is the most dangerous major candidate for president in memory. He pairs terrible ideas with an alarming temperament; he's a racist, a sexist, and a demagogue, but he's also a narcissist, a bully, and a dilettante. He lies so constantly and so fluently that it's hard to know if he even realizes he's lying....
  • Actually, it really is a rebellion

    02/10/2016 11:44:39 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 297 replies
    February 10, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    As much as I love Cruz as a conservative, there really is a voter rebellion underway and it may be unstoppable. Despite all the denials, the simple truth is the voters really are fed-up and really are up in arms against the establishment. Trump's message is exactly what the voters are looking for: Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all, slap a moratorium on Muslim immigration, bomb the hell out of ISIS, cut the taxes, cut the spending, cut the regulations, cut the government, cut the bad trade deals, cut the political correctness crap, bring back capital, bring...
  • Dear Mexico: you might wind up paying for that wall after all

    02/10/2016 1:26:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Over the weekend the former president of Mexico took a rather scoffing tone when he said that Mexico wasn’t going to pay one cent for Donald Trump’s “stupid wall.” This is a knock we’ve heard from plenty of The Donald’s critics back here at home as well, coming from Democrats and Republicans alike. I mean… it’s crazy, right? How could anyone expect that to happen?There’s an article this week over at The Last Refuge which might be worth a look if you’ve got an open mind on the subject. One of the less commented on aspects of international relations...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote

    02/10/2016 1:24:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    The Nation ^ | February 10, 2016 | Michelle Alexander
    Hillary Clinton loves black people. And black people love Hillary—or so it seems. Black politicians have lined up in droves to endorse her, eager to prove their loyalty to the Clintons in the hopes that their faithfulness will be remembered and rewarded. Black pastors are opening their church doors, and the Clintons are making themselves comfortably at home once again, engaging effortlessly in all the usual rituals associated with “courting the black vote,” a pursuit that typically begins and ends with Democratic politicians making black people feel liked and taken seriously. Doing something concrete to improve the conditions under which...
  • Despite N.H. primary loss, Clinton has 394 delegates to Sanders' 42

    02/10/2016 11:39:23 AM PST · by McGruff · 60 replies
    WJLA ^ | February 10, 2015
    Bernie Sanders will win at least 13 of the Democratic delegates in New Hampshire and Hillary Clinton will win at least nine. Two delegates haven't yet been allocated. In the overall race for delegates, Clinton has 394, thanks in large part to endorsements from superdelegates party officials who can support the candidate of their choice. Sanders has 42 delegates.
  • St. John's University student threatens to smash woman's laptop featuring Donald Trump sticker.

    02/10/2016 1:37:52 PM PST · by rightisright · 58 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 10, 2016 | Denis Slattery
    Donald Trump is making New York a swing state. A confrontation over a Trump sticker erupted on the Queens campus of St. John’s University Wednesday when a student threatened to smash a classmate's computer over her allegiance to the Donald. The anti-Trump student posted a photo to Twitter of a woman with a “Trump Make America Great Again” sticker on her laptop and asked his followers to share the image.
  • Jeb Bush energized, swinging at Donald Trump in South Carolina

    02/10/2016 11:02:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/10/16 | S.A. Miller
    Jazzed by a fourth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush opened his campaign for the next contest in South Carolina by taking repeated shots at front-runner Donald Trump. Mr. Bush accused the billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star of being a divisive figure just like President Obama and slammed him for declaring bankruptcy four times for his business ventures. "I'm giving you a reality-based answer not a realty-TV answer," Mr. Bush told the crowd at a town hall in Bluffton, South Carolina, as he touted his record of cutting taxes, reining in spending...
  • Newly Married Jewish Man Stabbed in Crown Heights in Possible Hate Crime

    02/10/2016 12:41:55 PM PST · by Lera · 16 replies
    A 25-year-old Jewish was stabbed Wednesday morning in crown heights in a possible hate crime, NYPD chief of detectives robert boyce said. At around 11:40 a.m. in front of 644 Empire Boulevard, the victim identified by sources as Yehuda Leib Brikman, was stabbed by a man, who Yehuda believed to be the suspect, had just passed him. Yehuda walked into a nearby check cashing center where he was treated for a stab wound in his upper back, police said, Hatzalah transported the man to Kings County Hospital where he sustained a collapsed lung police said. iac-log-default-460x330_1-300x215 From his hospital bed...
  • Obama/Trump Back Russian Invasion of Syria

    02/10/2016 12:33:11 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 9, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    ... There is no other way to describe it: the Obama policy is to let the Russian/Iranian/Hezbollah axis take over Syria. That is what the current battle for Aleppo is all about. Times columnist Roger Cohen argues that "It is too late, as well as pure illusion, to expect significant change in Obama's Syria policy." But he proposes that Obama should at least increase the number of Syrian refugees taken in this year to 65,000, as opposed to his currently proposed 10,000. But letting in more refugees scares Americans who suspect that there will be terrorists among them. Such a...
  • Ogundu Gets 1 to 3 Years in Prison; NLPC Exposed Earmarks to Fake NYC Health Clinic

    02/10/2016 10:35:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 10, 2016 | NLPC Staff
    New York physician Dorothy Ogundu has been sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison for ripping off City, State and federal programs for a fake health clinic. The Nigerian-born Ogundu was convicted in October on 29 counts, including second-degree grand larceny, forgery in the second degree, and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. The prosecution was based on information uncovered by the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), and made public through a New York Post article in April 2012. The Ogundu exposé was a spinoff of our investigation of Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who secured a...
  • Scarborough: Trump & Sanders Represent Rejection Of... Bushes And Clintons...

    02/10/2016 3:04:07 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 9, 2016 | Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Mika B
    full title: "Scarborough: Trump & Sanders Represent Rejection Of Everything Bushes And Clintons Built Over The Past 30 Years".
  • In Exchange for Scoop, Hillary Team Dictated Reporter’s Story

    02/09/2016 7:41:18 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/9/16 | Weismann
    In an email to Gawker, Ambinder said, "It made me uncomfortable then, and it makes me uncomfortable today. And when I look at that email record, it is a reminder to me of why I moved away from all that. The Atlantic, to their credit, never pushed me to do that, to turn into a scoop factory. In the fullness of time, any journalist or writer who is confronted by the prospect, or gets in the situation where their journalism begins to feel transactional, should listen to their gut feeling and push away from that."
  • South Carolina GOP Primary Polls 2016: Trump Leads the Pack

    02/09/2016 7:51:39 PM PST · by ripnbang · 96 replies
    Heavy ^ | February 9, 2015 | Ben Doody
    The GOP presidential race is moving to South Carolina, which hosts its primary on Saturday, February 20. A lot can and will change before then, but one thing is clear when looking at polls in the Palmetto State: Donald Trump entered Tuesday as the frontrunner in South Carolina, and he’ll remain the frontrunner after his dominant performance in New Hampshire.
  • Trump Wins Every Demographic, Including Beating Cruz by 12% for "very conservative" voters

    02/09/2016 10:01:30 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 217 replies
    CNN Exit Polls ^ | 02/09/2016 | CNN
    See link for breakdown. Trump dominates everything. Men, women, young, old, graduates, non-graduates, moderates, conservatives, very conservatives. There is not a single category he did not dominate. Trump's huge leads among very conservative and conservative are also very interesting: For just Conservative: Trump 36% vs Cruz 15%. For Somewhat Conservative: Trump 36% vs. Cruz 9% For Very Conservative: Trump 35% to Cruz 23%
  • What About Ted Cruz?

    02/09/2016 11:29:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 9, 2016 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Despite Donald Trump's victory in New Hampshire, what is the chance that Republicans will nominate Ted Cruz and that he will go on to win the presidency? The website ElectionBettingOdds gives Cruz a 14.5 percent chance of winning the nomination -- his victory in the Iowa caucuses and what looks like a third place showing in New Hampshire notwithstanding. It puts his chances of actually winning the presidency at 4.3 percent. But let's say Cruz beats the odds and wins the nomination. One of the most conservative members of the Senate, Cruz would test the argument made by leaders of...
  • Trump Turns To S.C. To Propel Unstoppable Campaign

    02/09/2016 6:04:31 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 187 replies
    A day after the New Hampshire primary, Republican presidential hopefuls were set Wednesday to fan out across South Carolina and begin jockeying for the first-in-the-South primary that has a history of picking the eventual nominee. Billionaire businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump has the early edge in polling there and in other key states as the race turns to the South and West over the next six weeks. South Carolina has the potential to launch Mr. Trump into victories in a series of delegate-rich multistate primaries next month and turn his campaign into an unstoppable juggernaut toward the nomination.
  • CNN: TRUMP, SANDERS WIN

    02/09/2016 5:14:08 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 149 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10
    Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders have cruised to victories in the New Hampshire primary, CNN projects, in results that will rock the establishments of both parties and confirm the strength of outsider candidates in a wild presidential race. Trump's victory restores the mantle of a winner to the billionaire reality star's campaign after he finished second last week in Iowa and validates him as a powerful new force in American politics. Sanders, meanwhile, delivered a painful blow to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton after she edged out the slimmest of victories in Iowa.
  • Two-Thirds of NH GOP Voters Support Trump’s Muslim Ban

    02/09/2016 4:05:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Feb 2016 | John Nolte
    According to the New Hampshire exit polls, a full 66% of Republican voters back a “ban on Muslims from entering the U.S.” This obviously is good news for Donald Trump, who proposed a temporary ban on foreign Muslims entering the country until our government is in a better position to avoid another Sacramento terror attack. The female jihadist who committed that terror attack was here on a fiancée visa. By all accounts, Trump made this proposal based only on his instincts, not any kind of focus group polling. Every other candidate in the Republican primary disagreed with the proposal, many...
  • LIVE THREAD: NH Vote Results

    02/09/2016 12:32:49 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 2,716 replies
    February 9, 2016 | Jeff Head
    <p>Here's a LIVE THREAD for the NH Primary results this evening.</p> <p>We will know soon enough and we can keep track it right here.</p> <p>How quick will they call it? I expect between 7:30 and 8 PM the race will be called in NH tonight.</p>
  • TRUMP, SANDERS PROJECTED TO WIN NH PRIMARY

    02/09/2016 5:15:59 PM PST · by SunStar · 78 replies
    Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders are the winners in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, Fox News projects, helping reset the race after both candidates placed second in last week’s Iowa caucuses. The projection is based on Fox News exit polls and early voting returns.
  • Hillary Clinton LEADING Bernie Sanders 15-13 in New Hampshire Delegates (90% reporting)

    02/09/2016 10:23:03 PM PST · by drewh · 84 replies
    she's gonna steal it from Bernie with the super delegates! Candidate Votes % Delegates Sanders ✓ 138,414 60.0 13 ••••••••••••• Clinton 88,623 38.4 15 ••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 28 of 32 delegates accounted for in New Hampshire. HuffPost counts unpledged delegates who have publicly stated their intent to vote for a candidate. More info »
  • Once again, Ted Cruz has an under-appreciated strength in New Hampshire

    02/09/2016 12:53:16 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2015 | Boris Shor, Will Cubbison, Craig Goodman and Josh Putnam
    They might not make national headlines, but local endorsements in presidential primaries matter. According to the influential book "The Party Decides," such endorsements reveal party elites trying to come to a decision about which candidate they should mutually support. They are leading indicators of vote - and delegate - outcomes. In many ways, they are better at predicting how the race will turn out than opinion polls. As we'll explain below, in New Hampshire, Ted Cruz has built up a commanding lead of these endorsements - especially compared with Marco Rubio and Donald Trump, which indicates a reservoir of strength...
  • Why Ted Cruz is now the Republican front-runner

    02/09/2016 10:43:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 238 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 9, 2015 | Philip Klein
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Donald Trump may have come out of New Hampshire with the victory, but Sen. Ted Cruz has emerged as the Republican front-runner. Though Trump's victory in New Hampshire was no doubt impressive, the electorate of independent voters and super high turnout was tailor-made for him, whereas Cruz didn't put substantial effort into winning the state - where very conservative candidates don't typically do as well. He is currently in position to win third here, with votes still outstanding. As the race moves to South Carolina, however, Cruz has a ground game in place and the electorate is...
  • Donald Trump’s New Hampshire Win Means These Media Members Are Winners & Losers

    02/09/2016 10:16:55 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 39 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | February 8
    First, here are the biggest "losers." Nate Silver. Back in November, this liberal media darling and alleged prediction guru told the world that Trump had no real chance at the GOP nomination and that his poll numbers were nothing to be concerned about because they were likely to fade before any votes were cast. ... Frank Luntz. Luntz unequivocally declared that Trump was dead, gone and finished. Trump's poll numbers only got better from there. ... Rich Lowry & National Review. Lowry deserves to be singled out for his hilariously inaccurate and inappropriate analysis that Carly Fiorina had surgically removed...
  • Mark Halperin: My report card grades for the NH winners victory speeches

    02/09/2016 9:27:05 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/9/2016 | Mark Halperin
    ‏@MarkHalperin: "My report card grades for the NH winners victory speeches: @realDonaldTrump A: v strong energy/close. @BernieSanders B+: went too long
  • Bill Kristol blows his New Hampshire primary picks — and Twitter won’t let him forget it

    02/09/2016 9:18:46 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol was once again the butt of the political joke on Tuesday after his latest faulty prediction — in this case, his take on the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary. Last week, Kristol forecast a win for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) not too far behind in second and Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich bringing up the rear, tagging his Twitter prediction #NoGutsNoGlory, as seen below:
  • 2016 What Clinton said in her paid speeches

    02/09/2016 9:18:14 PM PST · by gg188 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/09/16 | Ben White
    Recalled one attendee: 'She [Hillary] sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.' Mrs. Ted (Heidi) Cruz IS a Goldman Sachs managing director.
  • Emily Ratajkowski Strikes Back at Gloria Steinem’s comment About Female Bernie Sanders Fans

    02/09/2016 8:58:43 PM PST · by drewh · 50 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 1:38 PM
    Emily Ratajkowski is in it for The Bern — not the boys. The actress and model, 24, struck back at feminist icon Gloria Steinem's recent statement suggesting young women are only backing presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to connect with the opposite sex — as debate rages over female voters' sense of obligation to support Hillary Clinton. Emily Ratajkowski is showing support for Bernie Sanders. "I am a young woman, and um, well, just to make one thing clear: I'm here because I support Bernie Sanders, I'm not here for the boys," Ratajkowski told a crowd of Sanders supporters in New...
  • Bernie Sanders's huge New Hampshire win exposes a fractured Democratic Party

    02/09/2016 8:25:16 PM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2016 | Philip Bump
    The results in New Hampshire show a Democratic Party in the state that is deeply ruptured demographically and ideologically -- in a way that happened to very much favor Bernie Sanders on Tuesday night. [Snip] Sanders won two out of every three men, and notably slightly more women than Clinton, according to the most recent exit polls. Sanders won young voters -- those under 30 -- by about 70 percentage points. He won those aged 45 to 64 with a slight majority. He won two-thirds of non-college graduates and a little over half of those with degrees. Sanders won six...
  • NH Shatters Bernie Minority Myth: CNN Exit Polls Show Non-White voters SPLIT 52-48!

    02/09/2016 8:34:32 PM PST · by drewh · 39 replies
    Clinton campaign supposedly in panic. Democratic minorities are now feeling the bern! 52% for Clinton, 48% for Sanders.
  • Why Are Millennial Women Gravitating to Bernie Sanders?

    02/09/2016 8:22:47 PM PST · by drewh · 92 replies
    New Republic ^ | February 9, 2016 | By Elizabeth Bruenig
    There are already several theories circulating to explain the gap between Sanders and Clinton when it comes to young women. Feminist luminary Gloria Steinem said just last Friday on Bill Maher’s show (then somewhat un-said Sunday) that young women are just going where “the boys” are. Author Jill Fillipovic followed up with a riff on Steinem’s thinking in Cosmopolitan, arguing that, “In this primary, Sanders is the guy stuff. Clinton is the girl stuff.” She argued that young women often feel pressured to make a show of liking cool guy stuff instead of lame girl stuff. Democratic National Committee Chair...
  • What Clinton said in her paid speeches:'She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director."'

    02/09/2016 7:59:29 PM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/09/16 | Ben White
    NEW YORK -- When Hillary Clinton spoke to Goldman Sachs executives and technology titans at a summit in Arizona in October of 2013, she spoke glowingly of the work the bank was doing raising capital and helping create jobs, according to people who saw her remarks. Clinton, who received $225,000 for her appearance, praised the diversity of Goldman's workforce and the prominent roles played by women at the blue-chip investment bank and the tech firms present at the event. She spent no time criticizing Goldman or Wall Street more broadly for its role in the 2008 financial crisis. "It was...
  • Clinton, Top Dems Take Contributions From Lobbyists at Firms Hired by Koch Industries

    02/09/2016 7:42:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 9, 2016 3:00 pm | Joe Schoffstall
    Top Democratic politicians and committees have taken tens of thousands in contributions from individuals who work at firms that lobby on behalf of Koch Industries, despite railing against Koch's influence for years, according to campaign finance filings. Charles and David Koch, the billionaire libertarian philanthropists and heavyweight political donors, have been at the center of the Democrats' "dark money" campaign finance battle in recent years. Democrats have charged that Republican politicians who receive funds from the Koch network are "beholden" to their political agenda. However, individuals who work at firms that actually do represent Koch interests have also poured money...
  • NY Daily News Unloads On Donald Trump's 'Zombie' Supporters After His New Hampshire Win

    02/09/2016 10:08:24 PM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3 hours ago | Colin Campbell
    The Daily News came out swinging shortly after Donald Trump was projected to win Tuesday night's Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire. The New York tabloid, which constantly criticizes Trump, is set to yet again depict the Republican front-runner as a clown for its Wednesday cover. "DAWN OF THE BRAIN DEAD," its headline blared. "Clown comes back to life with N.H. win as mindless zombies turn out in droves."
  • Ben Carson: I’m Open to Being Donald Trump's Vice President

    02/09/2016 3:24:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Mediaite via MSN ^ | 2/09/16 | Alex Griswold
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on the day of the New Hampshire primary that he was open to serving as vice president under another candidate, specifically saying that he would be willing to sit down and discuss it with Donald Trump. "Would you be ever open to a VP spot?" asked Fox Business host Neil Cavuto. "I would have to have major philosophical alignment with whoever it was," Carson responded. "I would have to have guarantees that I could do some substantial things." Cavuto asked whether that applied to Donald Trump as well. "I certainly would sit down and...